Here are a few suggestions for the delivery of the speech.
- Acting really nervously, constantly sip wine or champagne throughout the speech, then gradually seem to get drunk, eventually slurring the toasts and falling under the table.
- Have the stripper who never appeared at the Stag Night suddenly show up.
- Can Can dancers.
- Have the speech on index cards, held together with paper clips. When you remove the clips, tiny bits of paper fall out, leaving you with completely blank cards. Mutter something about the words falling off, and continue as if nothing happened, 'reading' from the cards.
- Pull a floppy disk from your pocket. Stare at it for a second, and then say you'll have to use the 'beta' version of the speech. Pull the notes from another pocket and start reading.
- Variation I saw at a wedding recently: The father of the bride pulls out what appears to be a thick wad of papers from his pocket. He proceeds to unfold the paper, and he seems to be holding at least sixty sheets of A4 paper. But then he unfolds them again, and again, and again, until he's left with a single sheet of paper about the size of the top table, blank on both sides. Without a word, he re-folds it, pops it back in his pocket, and pulls out 5 index cards. He had to wait a while until we all stopped laughing, and he could start the speech.
- If you know a foreign language (or especially if there are foreign guests) you may want to give your speech subtitles. Easily achieved - get someone to hold up large pieces of paper with the translation on them. This would be even funnier if nobody there spoke the language involved. Occasional 'mistakes' like holding the cards upside down, or making them not match what the speech says adds to the effect.
- Book a celebrity look-alike to do the speech for you. If funds allow, book a real celebrity.
- Have a ventriloquist's dummy give the speech, preferably while you drink a glass of water.
|11/29/97 At a wedding where I was
bestman I pulled another variation of the key prank. I did
everything normal for both the bride and groom, but I added a
twist, not only did I pass out keys to some women but I also
gave the keys to some of the grooms close male friends, myself
to be given back to the groom at the appropriate time. This
really had them rolling. Michael
At a cousin's wedding, she decided she wanted to describe what a
typical day was like for her husband. So the groom had to stand
behind a sheet, pulled up to his neck, on it was painted
clothing and two wholes for arms. Then the best man stands
behind the groom and puts his arms through the holes pretending
they are the grooms. There was a table in front of the sheet
with tons of everyday things on it like toothpaste, shaving
cream, food, etc. As the bride describes what the groom does
during the average day the best man makes a mess on the groom's
face and head. Everyone at that wedding was practically crying
it was so funny!
03/06/02 "Hello Cheryl,
I was reading your Wedding
pranks some are very good indeed, very funny.
I like the simple ones,
the ones that are easy to set up.
I have one for you.
Get a very small box
and wrap it in Wedding gift wrapping paper.
Give the box and a card
to the best man and tell him to read out the card during his
speech.On the card you would have written,....
------- and----------on your big day,please find enclosed a
small present, we hope this will stop the little pitter- patter
of feet at night! With that the best man hands the wrapped box
to the groom to open. He is embarrassed at this stage, thinking
that there is a condom in the box. When he opens the box to his
surprise there's a mouse trap
This is a good one for
the best man to get a good laugh.
[ps] Don't forget to
put the mouse-trap in the box beforehand.
"At my uncle's wedding, several pranks were pulled, including the
key prank... but the funniest part was toward the end, a very
pregnant woman came up and gave my uncle a key and said, "You know,
Junior sure will miss you now that you have her."
at that wedding.... The best man made his "toast", actually reaching
into his rented tux, in various locations, and taking pieces of
toast and throwing them at the bride and groom.
Finally, a prank at my cousin's wedding reception was actually
locking the bride and groom out of the building.
Yet another good prank for anyone... for wedding showers, get
very cheap gifts, wrap them up with some combination like duct
tape and news paper, and sign fake names (i.e. Aunt Irma and
Uncle Jake). Works especially well if it is a young couple that
doesn't necessarily know their family history that well, and
make sure to put a note of congratulations and apology for not
being able to make it to the wedding. We had my cousin and her
husband wondering for about 3 months who those people were.
Tell me what you think about the site, or about a wedding prank...
Someone gets a bunch of keys and passes them out to a bunch of guys at the reception. While people are making toasts, someone stands up and says "Since (bride's name) is no longer available, would all those with keys to her apartment please turn them in at this time." At this time, about 15 guys stand up and place a key in a tray which has been set out on the reception table. Then the same request is made for keys to the groom's apartment and a single elderly lady gets up and places a key in the tray.
Hide a balloon inside the top layer of the cake - of course it will
be covered with cream or even a small layer of cake etc (so it won't be
seen). This is fun, espically when the bride and groom cut the cake with
After the grooms speech, get the guy who is taking the wedding video to
say that he had ran out of video tape, and could he say the speech
Friend of Groom: "(Groom's Name), a toast to your new bride who has everything ... except for good taste in men!"
The best man bought a number of condoms and passed them around to the groom's closest friends before the wedding. Immediately after the ceremony, each person cupped it in his right hand right before he shook the groom's hand (while passing through the reception line) so that it would end up in the groom's hand during the handshake. No one else (even the bride, who was standing right next to the groom) could tell what was going on. (actually, I think the bride found out after a few times because the groom kept sticking his hand in his pocket and was also turning red).
This was pretty funny (at least to me - but then again I may be warped :-) ), and no one got mad, hurt, etc... (maybe a bit embarrassed).
For a friend's wedding, we made a set of signs about 2' x 2'. The
signs have random numbers ranging from -2 to 10. They also have sayings
like "Too Dry", "Too Wet" etc.
We passed out the signs to at least one person per table.
When we bang the dishes for the bride and groom to kiss, we would rate
them by holding up the signs like we were at the Olympics.
At my wedding, my husband and I were
sitting at the head table when all of
the groomsmen, brothers and ushers
came up to shake my hand. As they did,
each of them handed me a condom. My
youngest brother went last and had his
in his hand out of the package. It
was embarassing at the time, but the condoms came in
handy on the honeymoon.
|06/03/2001 "This is a prank I
used a few times over the years: At the reception, when it
is time to have the groom remove the garder from the new
bride, suggest to the groom that it would be more fun and
mysterious to have him "blind folded". If he agrees, wrap a
napkin around his head and tell him that he is to stand in
front of the bride and "feel" up her gown for the garter on
the count of "10". As the audience counts down to 10,
immediately remove the bride from her position and replace
her with her mother or grandmother. By the time the audience
reaches 10, the groom is ready to remove the garter. As soon
as he puts his hand on what he thinks is his bride's leg,
pull off the blindfold and watch the reaction as the groom
realizes he's just copped a feel off his mother in law!!"
I've got a good prank for my
sis's wedding. At the dance, I'm going to give a bunch of young ladies
keys ahead of time. I'm going to sit out a bucket in the middle of the
dance floor and give this big speal that since my sister's husband is
now married, all the ladies are going to have to give up their keys to
his apartment. Then the ladies will come and put them in the bucket.
After that, I'm going to give the same speech for my sis. Except this
time, I'm going to ask that all the men who have keys to my sister's
home please return them and one old man will walk out and put his in.
She'll die of embarrassment....can't wait!!! KATYDID
02/07/99 When we were opening our wedding gifts at the receptions
there was a dishwasher size box that we were told to open first. As we
were opening it up several of our husband's nieces and nephews jumped
out and yelled, "Mommy! Daddy!". Then from the laughter in the back of
the crowd my mother was yelling, "Damn, that was quick! You're married
one day and now you have five kids!" My husband and I could barely
control our laughter. Suzanne
Well my cousin is to be married in September. She is in for it. I am
one of the groomsmen and have a great prank. I don't know if you are
familiar with Andy Kofman but here is what I plan to do. A friend will
be posing as a Policeman and come and arrest me for what ever reason.
Then I will change into my costume of Tony Clifton. As Tony Clifton I
do a great impression of I will embarass the entire wedding party guests
and make a total fool of myself. Then once I am forced out I will
return as myself. Daniel
Pranks for the Memories.